Tags: Application Initialization

Configure the IIS Application Initialization module

IIS Benjamin Perkins

During my many years of active IIS administration which hosted ASP.NET application, we had many discussions about why the first request to the web site took longer than those coming after. In short, it’s because the first request, after a restart of the process results in a recompilation of the temporary ASP.NET files. In complicated, […]

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Lab 3: Install and configure Application Initialization

IIS Benjamin Perkins

I have written a few articles about this here, but wanted to expand on it with this specific lab. In this lab you will: Install the Application Initialization feature Utilize ASP.NET MVC website created in Lab 1 and Lab 2 hosted here Configure Application Initialization for the CSharpGuitarBugs website Learn about the ASP.NET warm-up request […]

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Application Initialization not making a request to the initialization page

IIS Benjamin Perkins

Setting up Application Initialization is pretty straight forward. Instructions can be found here or here. After setting it up the Application Initialization module with these parameters: autoStart = True startMode = AlwaysRunning when IIS was restarted the W3WP worker process was started up and running just as expected. Figure 1 shows a Process Explorer Properties […]

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